The ratings for Bones keep dropping lower each season. There’s also been talk that season 10 will likely be the show’s last. Will FOX cancel their long-running series or renew it for an 11th season instead. We’ll have to wait and see.
Bones revolves around a married couple who use their skills as an FBI agent (David Boreanaz) and a forensic anthropologist (Emily Deschanel) to solve difficult cases. The show’s cast also includes Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, and John Francis Daley.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically the following morning, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/8 update: FOX has renewed Bones for an 11th season.
Final season averages: 1.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.37 million total viewers.
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Last year comparison: The ninth season of Bones averaged a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.61 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you still like the Bones TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for an 11th season?